The changing Brucella ecology: novel reservoirs, new threats.

  title={The changing Brucella ecology: novel reservoirs, new threats.},
  author={G. Andrew Pappas},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  volume={36 Suppl 1},
Brucellosis is a zoonosis that preceded humans but continues to cause significant medical, veterinary and socioeconomic problems, mainly because its overall burden remains underestimated and neglected. Its ecology, or what we know of it, has evolved rapidly in recent years. Two novel species, Brucella ceti and B. pinnipedialis, with the potential for causing human disease have been isolated from marine mammals. Another novel species, B. microti, has been isolated from wildlife animals, whilst B… CONTINUE READING
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